Classic DB5 goes under the hammer

Classic DB5 goes under the hammer

A stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5, once one of the most coveted cars in the world, has been secured by Silverstone Auctions for its Classic Sale on 27th July.

The car was world famous in the 1960s and the model on offer is one of the finest available, with an estimated value of between £275,000 and £325,000. It has been offered without reserve and following the auction, the successful bidder will then have to seek the rightcar insurance policy.

Celebrated by royalty, rock stars and celebrities alike, the DB5 was immortalised in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. It did not just attract the gaze of adults either, as the Corgi Toys version became the 'best-selling toy' at the same time.

A very high benchmark has been set for the Silverstone Classic sale by the early addition of the DB5, according to consignment manager at Silverstone Auctions, Paul Campbell. He added that in Aston Martin's centenary year, it is particularly appropriate that the 'best of breed' example is on offer in what promises to be a fantastic auction, which will include many other iconic classics.

No expense has been spared during an 18-month restoration of the DB5 on offer. Professional outfits and parts from Aston Martin suppliers have combined to give the car an extensive mechanical overhaul, which has included upgrading the car to run on unleaded fuel, overhauling the water pump and reconditioning the starter motor. The car was also fully stripped and re-painted in Royal Blue metallic.

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